How Much Is '90s Memorabilia Worth? Here's What Your Old Stuff Could Score You On eBay
If you’re looking for an excuse to finally sort through that storage container of childhood toys at your parents’ house, here’s one that could score you a little extra cash: some of your favorite ‘90s toys could actually be worth something now. But heavy emphasis on the “some.”
Unfortunately, many of your favorite things from the ‘90s aren’t worth much more than a heavy dose of nostalgia today. While yes, there are a handful of Beanie Babies that are actually valuable and a few of your old McDonald’s Happy Meal toys could be worth more than a four-piece McNugget meal, there just frankly isn’t a super high demand for the vast majority of your old toys. Also, that demand is almost exclusively among a community of pretty serious toy collectors rather than just, like, a 27-year-old who feels like paying a couple hundred dollars to reminisce.
Regardless, who doesn’t enjoy a little reminiscing every now and again? Perhaps one of the items below will be a ‘90s toy you completely forgot you had, and you will feel a brief pang of guilt for abandoning your precious, plastic loved one Toy Story-style. Maybe one will look familiar, and you’ll stumble into a ‘90s-themed gold mine that aforementioned storage container. Better yet, you could try to recreate your childhood bedroom as a sweet, sweet, respite from the scary hellfire that is being an adult person in 2017. If the latter is the case, here’s how much you would have to pay on eBay for 12 different classic ‘90s trinkets and toys.
1. Baby All Gone Doll
Remember Baby All Gone? Her hair looked and stayed disheveled the second you took her out of the box. Her whole deal was that you could “feed” her with the bottle of milk and jar of cherries that were included. Also, the cherries had a fake cherry scent. I was obsessed with my Baby All Gone and definitely spent too much time huffing those cherries. Anyway, one Baby All Gone just sold for $59. If you’re just looking to buy the doll without the accoutrements, one is being sold for $8. ...but, like, the accoutrements were kind of the whole point.
2. Sky Dancers
So majestic and beautiful and also kind of a weapon! Sky Dancers were apparently so popular, they made a cartoon TV series about them. You can watch a full episode on YouTube. Or this 3-pack of Fantasy Bride Sky Dancers (moment of pause for that gross name) could be yours for the price of $200.
3. Original Furbies
If for some reason you kept your definitely possessed demon Furby from the ‘90s, it could be worth a little bit of money now. This black Furby with pink ears just sold for $30 on eBay. But that one was also still in its packaging, which probably means all its original demons are still intact and, therefore, the Furby is more valuable.
4. Game Boy Color
Do you have $300 and want to be the coolest kid in your school 20 years ago? Feast your eyes on this clear purple Gameboy Color. For bonus cool points, you could also get yourself one of these old Pokemon Nintendo game cards for $8. But I call dibs on the blue version.
5. Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket may have expanded her real estate to tropical yacht parties, but we’re all well aware that old school Polly Pocket is the best Polly Pocket. How can you look at this Starlight Castle Heart Polly Pocket and not immediately want to drop $17 for the opportunity to make Polly stand in the gazebo and then by the bench and then by the gazebo again?
6. Some Beanie Babies
Apparently, Beanie Babies with typos on the tag are a big deal among collectors. This Peace Tie Dye Bear Beanie Baby with “RARE TAG ERROR” is going for $1,500 actual human U.S. dollars. What kind of typos are worth $1.5K? Original is misspelled “origiinal” and they also forgot the “f” in the word “surface.” Typos are good and also worth money, I guess?
Get out of here with your new fangled glitter slime. This Nickelodeon glow-in-the-dark Gak (better known as Gak in the Dark) is being sold for $40 a pop. Is it dried out? Probably! Does it work? Who knows! But that’s is just part of the price of getting your sweet Gak nostalgia on.
8. Doodle Bear
Definitely gasped a little when I saw this listing. I don’t remember wanting a present more than I wanted to get a Doodle Bear for Christmas. The marker definitely only kind of washed out, making it less reusable than advertised, but I loved my Doodle Bear all the same. This Doodle Bear is only $14. So, like, why haven’t you already bought me one?
9. Pretty Pretty Princess
Pretty Pretty Princess was the best game and if you want to disagree, that’s fine, but you’re wrong. It definitely turned me into a petty, petty princess when I didn’t get to use the pink jewelry, but we don’t need to go into that. You can buy a vintage version on eBay for $40, and relive your pretty/petty childhood.
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11. All Lisa Frank Everything
That horse! WHO. IS. SHE. If you want this particular Lisa Frank trapper keeper, it's going to run you $150. It's a rainbow horse in the clouds and she's worth it, okay? There are also plenty of Lisa Frank pens, notebooks, and stickers for sale on eBay that won't cost you quite so much. They'll go perfectly with your wardrobe from the recent Lisa Frank clothing line.